CLOUD: How Cloud, Mobile Are Changing IT, Security Management. The evolution of technology is changing the role of IT and security pros as more employees use cloud apps and connect personal devices to corporate networks. Read more
QUESTIONS: Time to Kill Security Questions – or Answer Them With Lies. The notion of using robust, random passwords has become all but mainstream—by now anyone with an inkling of security sense knows that “password1” and “1234567” aren’t doing them any favors. But even as password security improves, there’s something even more problematic that underlies them: security questions.. Find out more
NETWORKS: Federal Cyber Incidents Grew an Astounding 1,300% Between 2006 and 2015. GAO report says Federal networks are highly complex and dynamic, technologically diverse, and geographically dispersed making them hard to protect. Find out more
COMPLIANCE MONITORING: 10 Best Practices for Security, Compliance Monitoring. One of biggest challenges big data providers face as they migrate to the cloud is ensuring real-time security and compliance monitoring. Here are some best practices to consider. Read the rest
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems August 2016 http://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-august-2016.
IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.
BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.